Tuesday, November 21, 2017

KENTUCKY, Hardin County: Van Meter (1798)

From Kim:

Names of enslaved persons: Daniel, Mark, Isaac & Celilah
Enslaver: Jacob Van Meter
Source: Last Will & Testament, 11 Nov 1798, Hardin County KY

"I also allow my wife Letty the full benefit of all my Negroes during her Life (To Wit) Daniel Mark Isaac Celilah but if Either or any of them before mentioned should arrive to the age of Thirty Years old before the death of my wife Each or Either of them shall be wholy set free from Servitude without serving any person whatsoever and if my wife should depart this life before they arise to the age of thirty it is my Will that they then be set free from servitude."

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